A Security Researcher Just Published 10 Million Passwords

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Tech

A security consultant has published an unencrypted list of 10 million passwords and usernames - alongside a lengthy explanation about why he should no...

Five Password Tips for Better Small Business Security

Mike Foreman | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Tech
Mike Foreman

Ever since the commercialization of the World Wide Web in the late '90s, passwords have been a front-line security method for doing business online. Yet, despite huge advances in technology, password practices for the majority of people have not evolved that much.

The Worst Password List Is Here

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Tech

How secure is your password? The likelihood is that at the very least, it could probably do with a few symbols. At the very worst, you could find your...

The US Public Will Tell You Their Internet Passwords If You Just Ask Them

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Tech

Fans of Jimmy Kimmel will know he often takes pleasure in embarrassing other people. In his latest skit, the veteran comedian took to the streets u...

Power of a Password

David Emm | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Tech
David Emm

As a parting thought, check also to see if the web site provider offers a two-step verification method to protect your account details (e.g. requiring an additional one-time passcode, send via SMS to your mobile phone, in order to modify your account settings). This will further secure your account.

Staying Safe on Cyber Monday

David Emm | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Tech
David Emm

Cyber Monday, which this year falls on 1 December, is one of the busiest online shopping days of the year - for consumers and fraudsters alike. With more and more of us living connected lives, less people are shopping on the high street.

Hotel Horrors: The Not-So-Comfortable Aspect of Your Trip

David Emm | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK Tech
David Emm

For many of us, the hotel is equally as enjoyable as the holiday itself. These days, some rooms even coming equipped with technology such as free WiFi-connected tablet devices, to make us feel at home. But what you might not know is that what you do on this device might stay there for all to see.

Why Is Data Security So Often Overlooked?

Roger Keenan | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK Tech
Roger Keenan

Technology is everywhere. It forms the basis of our daily lives, from communicating with loved ones to documenting your work in the office. Many businesses that were once stalwarts of the British high street have closed down, simply trading online instead and this shows the power of technology in the modern world.

Is It Just Us, Or Are Apple's Password Requirements Getting Ridiculous?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Comedy

Is it just us, or is it all a bit too much now? (Created by Amanda Wilkie and David Beresford) SEE ALSO: Page 47 Of Apple's Latest Terms & C...

Spotify Got Hacked

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Tech

Music streaming service Spotify is updating its app after a user's account was hacked. The Scandinavian-based service said in a blog post on the of...

Demystifying Heartbleed

David Emm | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

First of all, although it sounds a bit bizarre, people shouldn't simply change their passwords automatically. This should only be done once you know that an online provider has patched the OpenSSL library and regenerated their digital certificates.

Finally: Here Are The Heartbleed Passwords You DO Need To Change

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Tech

First, experts warned internet users to change all of their passwords in the wake of the devastating Heartbleed bug. Then they didn't. So who d...

What Is the Hardest Conversation You Have Had to Say?

Graham Welch | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

No one likes to have to have a difficult conversation with a friend, family member or colleague. In the context of the home, there is nothing worse than having to tell your son or daughter their cherished hamster has died for example.

'Password' Is No Longer The World's Most Popular Password

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

'Password' is no longer the world's worst password - but only just. A new study of the most used - and so most obvious and least secure - passwords...

Some Scary Numbers...but Don't Have Nightmares!

David Emm | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

315,000 new samples are analysed every day. Browser-based attacks nearly doubled to 1,700,870,654.Offline attacks (via USB flash-drive, for example) totalled 3 billion, from a total of 1.8 million malicious and potentially unwanted programs.

How To Change Your Passwords And Keep Them Safe In 60 Seconds

CNET | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

The beginning of the new year is a great time to reset all of your passcodes and log-ins for key Web sites. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsubo...

It's the Most Wonderful Dangerous Time of the Year

David Emm | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

We're particularly vulnerable at Christmas. Many of us now routinely shop online, because it's quick and convenient. But at Christmas the volume of online transactions goes through the roof.

Keeping Your Passwords Secure

David Emm | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK Tech
David Emm

Passwords, passwords, passwords! There's no escape! You need them to bank online. You need them to log in to the many social networks you use. You need them to pay bills. So it's little wonder that many of us decide to use the same password for everything.

More Than 50% In The UK Use The Same Password For Everything

PA | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK Tech

More than half of UK adults are risking their online security by using the same password for most if not all websites they visit, according to researc...

ID Verification: Time to Pass on the Baton

John West | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Tech
John West

With many of us regularly using a number of online accounts, we're often advised to use a different password for each one but, if we heed that advice, we tend to either write them down, or save them somewhere else online. The flaw in either plan is obvious.

Social Networking or Identity Sharing: What Information Should You Give Away Online?

David Emm | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK Tech
David Emm

There has been a lot of debate recently about how much information we should give away online. Just a couple of weeks ago, Cabinet Office Internet security chief, Andy Smith, publicly suggested that we should use fake details online in order to protect our security. But is this really the right approach to staying safe online?

Another Web Service Hit By Massive Password Leak

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 01.10.2012 | UK Tech

Dropbox has become the latest web service to suffer a huge security breach. Thousands of users had their usernames and passwords stolen after hacke...

Passwords - A Window to the Soul?

Jo Wood | Posted 27.01.2012 | UK Tech
Jo Wood

So what makes us choose a particular password? I've had many in my time online, ranging from favourite confectionary to pet names and even porn names (made up of your first pet and mother's maiden name - my Dad's is 'Pussy Munro' and that's not even a lie).

123456: Worst Online Passwords 2011

Melanie Hick | Posted 21.01.2012 | UK Tech

What's the worst password of 2011? Twitter says "kimswedding". Too short and not strong enough, badabing. Apologies for the social media-sourced j...

In Praise of Google

John Carr | Posted 29.12.2011 | UK Tech
John Carr

Anyone walking about on London's underground these past few days or reading a newspaper in the UK cannot have failed to notice the gigantic hoardings ...